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their supporters out to vote, business, u.s. chambers doing exactly the same thing for the republicans. we're going to know on tuesday which side was more successful, larry. >> all right. john harwood. many thanks for that. >>> now president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing the country in these critical final four days. obama's going to visit colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and an almost identical tour for romney excepts he swaps florida in favor of, get this, pennsylvania. very interesting. now you're going to be looking, there it is, live pictures of westchester, ohio, where a mitt romney rally is under way. tens of thousands there, and lines to come into the rally stretch out for six blocks. this is interesting. does team romney see an opening there? let's talk here now is democratic strategist robert shrum, columnist for "the daily beast" and ed rogers, republican strategist and former bush 41 deputy assistant. gentlemen, welcome back. >> good to be here. >> i want to begin with this thought. not the jobs thing. the jobs thing is too inconclusive. w
the u.s. dollar is a very simple vote. the u.s. dollar's been up six of the last seven weeks. at the same time, you've seen calamity in some commodity prices. gold starting to break down. if romney were to win, the first thing i think happens is more of the same which would imply ben bernanke removed from his seat, gold would be under a serious amount of duress, and you'd start to really have to bake in whether it's hubbard or taylor at the fed, a whole host of issues could come into the bond market -- >> that's your romney, clinton, king dollar scenario, if i may. >> yeah. both reagan and clinton were good for the dollar. i think romney, certainly in the intermediate term, would be seen as a bullish thing for the dollar as well. that could get gas prices in the end, i think that's good for the country, good for consumption. >> wow, great stuff. thank you ever so much. >>> it's election eve. who's going to be the victor? obama or romney? we keep asking this question. predictions up next. please stay right here. >>> president obama will win tomorrow night for two reasons. firs
technical reasons to buy 45 billion more of u.s. treasury securities. that's 85 billion, that would be another $1 trillion in the american pump priming money supply after they've already done close to $2 trillion already. so we're at $3 trillion rising toward 3.5 trillion. here's my question. this stuff is not getting into middle america. like, to me, what the fed is doing is they're really helping the big new york wall street banks, helping them buy commodities, stocks, currencies, i don't see this pardon the phrase trickling down to main street community banks, small businesses. it's all sitting on reserve at these banks and the fed. it hasn't done a lick of good, lee hoskins. i agree. i don't see any reason why a bank or particularly a large bank at this point, a large banking institution, would want to step out and do some aggressive wh the rules are, they bankers. they've been hammered by the regulators. as far as trickling down and getting money supply. it's not there. if the fed really wanted to help the economy, it would look more carefully at why the link with borrowing and
and you're right, if the purchasing manager survey in the u.s. is a little better as was consumer confidence. >> jack, what do you think, is sandy a big driver for stocks or is it the coming election and the possible outcome? >> i think it's one that you have a lot of underinvested what i call nonbelievers. i think we're entering the period of chasing returns. first of november i think we started since '09 where it's been up. which is indicative of what the next couple of months will bring. having said that, sandy will produce jobs. the question is will sandy produce more jobs than president obama did over the course of the last few years. and as far as the numbers, let's keep this in mind. i'm 5'5". when i'm with my mop and my sisters who are 4'11", i'm a giant. but when i'm around my friends who are 6-feet, reality sets in. so these nudges are not great. >> this could be too much information. >> i know. you're saying the numbers are good, but not -- >> that's exactly right. when you're starving, even a crumb looks like a steak. we need a few months of solid growth. we need pro-g
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